Gov. Phil Scott will sit on a bipartisan commission of governors dedicated to commerce and economic development.
The National Governors Association has appointed Scott to its Economic Development and Commerce Committee for 2017 and 2018.
The co-chairs of the 11-member committee will be Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican from Arkansas, and Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat from Colorado.
Other members include Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican from Wisconsin; Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican from New Hampshire; and Gina Raimondo, a Democrat from Rhode Island.
Scott will work on “key economic issues,” according to a press release, “including transportation, infrastructure, telecommunications, international trade promotion, financial services regulation, science and technology development, and affordable housing.”
Scott said in a statement he is excited to join the committee. “This committee work will provide an additional opportunity to collaborate with my fellow governors and contribute to policy areas that can have a positive impact on Vermont,” he said.